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Caring for sick and injured wild birds in Cornwall

Rescue and rehabilitation in Mousehole for almost 100 years

Set high atop the cliffs overlooking the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Mousehole, Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital Cornwall provides a safe haven for over 1,000 wild birds every year. We provide care and support for many different species of bird – from herring gulls to robins, from magpies and crows to pigeons and doves.

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Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital

Our current facilities

As you may recall last year (2023) we had use of a temporary site in Gulval. We again would like to say a big thank you to Growing Links- The Community Garden who lent us the field which allowed us to reopen in time to care for last year’s young gulls.

We are now back at our usual site in Mousehole.

The bird care team and trustees reviewed our priorities very carefully and we decided only to take young gulls between May and October this year (2024). We want to help the gull population recover after such a bad outbreak of Avian Influenza in 2022. This is also due to the building works scheduled to be carried out on-site.

We currently have over 200 young gulls plus our other patients onsite so we regret we are unable to admit any birds at the present time. This is to protect our current birds and support their health and welfare and avoid overcrowding.

We are still available to give advice if you find any sick, injured, or orphaned wild birds via our social media channels and email. www.helpwildlife.co.uk can help you find alternative wildlife centres for other bird species.

All gull chicks have been tested for Avian Influenza and fully triaged prior to be admitted to the main hospital.

We regret no visitors are allowed on site due to strict biosecurity measures.

Do you have a bird that is sick, injured, orphaned or oiled?

Your local vet has an obligation to provide first aid to wildlife for free. If you email or send us a message via social media we can give you a log number (particularly for Rosevean Vets, Penzance) also.

Please see www.helpwildlife.co.uk for alternative wildlife centres for species other than young gulls.

If you feel you could help us with our ever-increasing running costs, please donate if you can via the link at the top of this page. Alternatively, get in touch if you wish to help us with fundraising.

We are also seeking volunteers to help us in various roles. Please get in touch if you would like to become involved or for more information.

To find out how to support us, please click below for more information.

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